There's a lot of venting and blowing off steam:imbar by people on this board. However, if you read closely, many of the posters have positive things to say about their nursing experience. The passions that nurses have are, unfortunately diminished/colored by experiences over years in varying surroundings. It's tough to remain the eternal optimist
, when for years, you assume change is coming, then change is promised by management or other 'powers that be', and then it NEVER comes.
However, we all went into nursing for a reason;mine was because I enjoyed people, health care fields, social work and science. After 20+ years as a nurse in hospitals and hospice, I'm no longer doing a whole lot of complaining. I try to do the advocating for a profession who's JOB it is to do patient advocating